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The Power of Attorney in Poland

The Power of Attorney in Poland

Updated on Tuesday 12th April 2016

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The-Power-of-Attorney-in-Poland.jpgThe use of a power of attorney in Poland

A power of attorney in Poland is a legal document that allows one individual to assign another person to act on his or her behalf for certain matters. This type of document is useful for foreign investors who cannot be present in the country when the company incorporation formalities take place and need another individual to sign documents or perform actions on their behalf.
 A power or attorney is a notarized document that can be issued for a variety of purposes, including taking decisions on behalf of an individual who is mentally incapable of doing so. We can help you draw up and notarize a power of attorney.

Draw up a power of attorney in Poland

In order to be able to empower another individual to take actions, the one granting his or her legal rights must have full mental capacities and be of legal age (over 18 years). The grantor and the authorized person must come in front of a notary in Poland and sign the document once it has been drafted in several original counterparts. The two individuals must provide relevant information about themselves like names, surname, place and date of birth, addresses and other information, of requested. 
The power of attorney can be effective for an indefinite period of time or during a specified period of time. A power of attorney that is limited in time is typically used for certain tasks like selling or buying property in Poland, concluding agreements on behalf of a company director, opening a bank account for another individual or a company, making payments, submitting documents or making any other actions as instructed by the grantor.

Types of power of attorney in Poland

According to the requirements expressed by the grantor, powers of attorney can be specific or they can have general purposes. The latter allows the empowered individual to perform general acts of management, as they may arise during a specific time period. The special power of attorney allows legal rights only for the purpose expressly described in the document.
The power of attorney can be revoked at any time by the grantor. If you need help drawing up and legalizing a power of attorney, our law firm in Poland can provide personalized services and assistance for solving legal matters that require the use of a power of attorney.
You can contact our Polish law firm for more information.


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